We are not simply a Barolo producer, but a Serralunga producer. We have around a dozen different plots within the commune in addition to the newly acquired Valle del Mondo vineyard just south of the communal boundary in Roddino. These vineyard plots include some of the most historically important areas such as La Serra, Broglio, Damiano and Vigna Rionda (each of which is mentioned in a document dated 30th May 1694) as well as Cerretta and Sorano. All but the new plantings in the Valle del Mondo lie within the communal boundaries of Serralunga d'Alba.
In terms of viticulture, we farm as organically as possible, using no artificial chemical treatments such as fertilizers, insecticides or weed-killers. Harvesting is 100% manual, as is pruning and tilling of the soil beneath the vines. Green harvesting is carried out as necessary and we allow plant growth between the rows of vines to encourage soil health and diversity in the vineyards.
Owned by the Rosso family since 1920, it was partly replanted in 1984 and 2000. The amphitheatre shape provides a particularly good microclimate for Nebbiolo. The soil is essentially made up of calcareous clay or marl.
Violets, roses and cherry fruit with notes of coffee and layers of complexity. The palate shows a wealth of Serralunga characteristics: full body, silky tannins, complexity and freshness. Bright red fruits combine with savoury, earthy flavours, a complete structure and a long finish. The Sorting Table Importer
The 2008 Barolo Cerretta is all about textural depth and finesse. Layers of fruit caress the palate in this mid-weight, easygoing Barolo. Crushed flowers, tobacco and dried cherries linger on the pointed finish. This is a relatively soft, open, accessible Barolo for the year. In 2008 Cerretta was hit by hail, and that contributes to the wine's medium-bodied personality. Still, this is a very pretty wine for the year. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2023. #203 Oct 2012
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